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Operation Manual
Manual de instrucciones
Multi-CD control High power CD/MP3/WMA player
with RDS tuner
Reproductor de CD/MP3/WMA de alta potencia con
sintonizador de RDS y control de CD múltiple

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Thank you for buying this Pioneer product.
Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate
your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, keep this man-
ual in a safe place for future reference.
Before You Start
About this unit 4
About this manual 4
In case of trouble 4
Features 4
About WMA 5
Protecting your unit from theft 5
Removing the front panel 5
Attaching the front panel 6
Whats What
Head unit 7
Power ON/OFF
Turning the unit on 8
Selecting a source 8
Turning the unit off 8
Listening to the radio 9
Introduction of advanced tuner
operation 10
Storing and recalling broadcast
frequencies 10
Tuning in strong signals 10
Storing the strongest broadcast
frequencies 11
Introduction of RDS operation 12
Switching the RDS display 12
Selecting alternative frequencies 12
Using PI Seek 13
Using Auto PI Seek for preset
stations 13
Limiting stations to regional
programming 13
Receiving traffic announcements 14
Using news program interruption 14
Receiving PTY alarm broadcasts 15
PTY list 15
Built-in CD Player
Playing a CD 16
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
operation 17
Repeating play 17
Playing tracks in a random order 17
Scanning tracks of a CD 17
Pausing CD playback 18
Using compression and BMX 18
Selecting the search method 18
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
disc 19
Using disc title functions 19
Entering disc titles 19
Displaying disc titles 20
Using CD TEXT functions 20
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 20
Scrolling titles in the display 20
MP3/WMA/WAV Player
Playing MP3/WMA/WAV 21
Introduction of advanced built-in CD player
(MP3/WMA/WAV) operation 23
Repeating play 23
Playing tracks in a random order 23
Scanning folders and tracks 24
Pausing MP3/WMA/WAV playback 24
Selecting the search method 24
Searching every 10 tracks in the current
folder 25
Using compression and BMX 25
Displaying text information on MP3/WMA
disc 25
Displaying text information on WAV disc 26
Scrolling text information in the display 26

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Multi-CD Player
Playing a CD 27
50-disc multi-CD player 27
Introduction of advanced multi-CD player
operation 28
Repeating play 28
Playing tracks in a random order 28
Scanning CDs and tracks 29
Pausing CD playback 29
Using ITS playlists 29
Creating a playlist with ITS
programming 29
Playback from your ITS playlist 30
Erasing a track from your ITS
playlist 30
Erasing a CD from your ITS
playlist 31
Using disc title functions 31
Entering disc titles 31
Displaying disc titles 32
Using CD TEXT functions 32
Displaying titles on CD TEXT
discs 32
Scrolling titles in the display 32
Using compression and bass emphasis 32
Audio Adjustments
Introduction of audio adjustments 33
Using balance adjustment 33
Using the equalizer 33
Recalling equalizer curves 34
Adjusting equalizer curves 34
Fine-adjusting equalizer curve 34
Adjusting loudness 35
Front image enhancer (F.I.E.) 35
Adjusting source levels 36
Initial Settings
Adjusting initial settings 37
Setting the FM tuning step 37
Switching Auto PI Seek 37
Switching the warning tone 37
Switching the auxiliary setting 38
Other Functions
Using the AUX source 39
Selecting AUX as the source 39
Setting the AUX title 39
Additional Information
Understanding built-in CD player error
messages 40
Sound muting 40
CD player and care 40
CD-R/CD-RW discs 41
MP3, WMA and WAV files 41
MP3 additional information 42
WMA additional information 42
WAV additional information 42
About folders and MP3/WMA/WAV files 43
Terms 44
Specifications 46

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About this unit
The tuner frequencies on this unit are allo-
cated for use in Western Europe, Asia, the
Middle East, Africa and Oceania. Use in other
areas may result in poor reception. The RDS
(radio data system) function operates only in
areas with FM stations broadcasting RDS sig-
! Do not allow this unit to come into contact
with liquids. Electrical shock could result.
Also, this unit damage, smoke, and overheat
could result from contact with liquids.
! A CLASS 1 LASER PRODUCT label is affixed
to the bottom of this unit.
! The Pioneer CarStereo-Pass is for use only in
! Keep this manual handy as a reference for op-
erating procedures and precautions.
! Always keep the volume low enough so that
you can hear sounds from outside the vehicle.
! Protect this unit from moisture.
! If the battery is disconnected or discharged,
the preset memory will be erased and must be
About this manual
This unit features a number of sophisticated
functions ensuring superior reception and op-
eration. All the functions have been designed
for the easiest possible use, but many are not
self-explanatory. This operation manual will
help you benefit fully from this units potential
and to maximize your listening enjoyment.
We recommend that you familiarize yourself
with the functions and their operation by read-
ing through the manual before you begin
using this unit. It is especially important that
you read and observe WARNINGs and CAU-
TIONs in this manual.
In case of trouble
Should this product fail to operate properly,
contact your dealer or nearest authorized Pio-
neer Service Station.
CD playback
Music CD/CD-R/CD-RW playback is possible.
MP3 file playback
You can play back MP3 files recorded on CD-
ROM/CD-R/CD-RW (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
standard recordings).
! Supply of this product only conveys a li-
cense for private, non-commercial use and
does not convey a license nor imply any
right to use this product in any commercial
(i.e. revenue-generating) real time broad-
casting (terrestrial, satellite, cable and/or
any other media), broadcasting/streaming
via internet, intranets and/or other net-
works or in other electronic content distri-
bution systems, such as pay-audio or
audio-on-demand applications. An inde-
pendent license for such use is required.
For details, please visit
Before You Start

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WMA file playback
You can play back WMA files recorded on CD-
ROM/CD-R/CD-RW (ISO9660 Level 1/Level 2
standard recordings).
WAV file playback
You can play back WAV files recorded on CD-
ADPCM recordings).
About WMA
The Windows Media" logo printed on the box
indicates that this unit can play back WMA
WMA is short for Windows Media" Audio
and refers to an audio compression technol-
ogy that is developed by Microsoft Corpora-
tion. WMA data can be encoded by using
Windows Media Player version 7 or later.
Microsoft, Windows Media, and the Windows
logo are trademarks, or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
! With some applications used to encode WMA
files, this unit may not operate correctly.
! Depending on the version of Windows Media
Player used to encode WMA files, album
names and other text information may not be
correctly displayed.
! There may be a slight delay when starting
playback of WMA files encoded with image
Protectingyour unit from
The front panel can be detached from the
head unit and stored in the protective case
provided to discourage theft.
! If the front panel is not detached from the
head unit within five seconds of turning off
the ignition, a warning tone will sound.
! You can turn off the warning tone. See
Switching the warning tone on page 37.
! Never use force or grip the display and the
buttons too tightly when removing or attach-
! Avoid subjecting the front panel to excessive
! Keep the front panel out of direct sunlight and
high temperatures.
Removingthe front panel
1 Press OPEN to open the front panel.
2 Grip the left side of the front panel and
pull it gentlyoutward.
Take care not to grip it too tightly or to drop
the front panel and protect it from contact
with water or other fluids to prevent perma-
nent damage.
Before You Start